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Shaun the Sheep sheds shorn merino fleece ❤

wanted: black sheep

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Shaun the Sheep getting sheared!
— image found on facebook —

Earlier this week, a wayward sheep made headlines around the world when he was found hiding amidst the scrublands at Peter and Netty Hazell’s farm in Tasmania. The couple caught him fairly easily, since the wool had grown over his eyes. Naming him Shaun, they carried the living, breathing ball of merino woolliness into the yard for closer inspection.

According to his tags, Shaun the Sheep had been on the run across Australia’s island state of Tasmania for 6 years. Having never been sheared, his wool had grown to half a meter (20 inches) in length—compared with approximately 8 cms (3 inches) average length. Speculating that he might possibly be the world’s woolliest sheep, they scheduled Shaun the Sheep to be sheared on Thursday.

Shaun’s shorn fleece fell just short of the world record (held by a now-deceased New Zealand sheep named Shrek). But he’s surely pleased to have discarded his 23.5 kg (52 pounds) burden of fluff! I hear there’s a new ewe-friend in his life now too… woohoo! 🙂

cheers for shears without tears ❤ Jackie





9 responses

  1. Brilliant! Love it.


    August 31, 2014 at 5:10 am

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Jean 🙂 Feeling all warm ‘n fuzzy, now, to know Shaun the Sheep has found a happy home 🙂 ❤ ❤

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      August 31, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  2. OMG…. wow.. don’t mind not beating the record Shaun.. but he sure help with the wool industry.. think of all the wolly yarn.. Yooohooo!!! LOL..

    thanks for the share Jackie


    September 2, 2014 at 10:52 am

    • LoL … yup! Good point, Angela 🙂 And good job Shaun, for boosting the industry with this sudden surge of woolliness 🙂 The ewes will surely be flocking to meet him 😉 ❤ ❤


      September 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

  3. All I can say is wow!!! That’s impressive 🙂


    September 3, 2014 at 3:03 am

    • WoW is right! And now I’m wondering how many more overgrown woollies might still be wandering around out there… 🙂 ❤ ❤


      September 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm

  4. Pingback: the KWH iPad Show #21 💜 world’s top 5 wooliest sheep | knitting with heart

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